> >> No. COMMAND ABORTED is the proper response wrt an IDENTIFY DRIVE (ECh)
> >> command on an ATAPI device.
> > What is "wrt"? If this is normal, how come my TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1612
> > drive (hdc) didn't say the same thing?
> Fair question. But without knowing what program is responsible it's
> hard to tell.
> If it's smartd (as you conjectured in a previous posting), you could
> take a look at /etc/smartd.conf and see which drives it is monitoring.
> Bottom line, the error is inconsequential. Just ignore it.
I think I never touched that file:
$ ls -all /etc/smartd*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6810 2008-07-24 10:08 /etc/smartd.conf
$ cat /etc/smartd.conf
# Configuration file for smartd. Use "man smartd.conf" for more information.
# Home page is: http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net
# smartd will re-read the configuration file if it receives a HUP
# The file gives a list of devices to monitor using smartd, with one
# device per line. Text after a hash (#) is ignored, and you may use
# spaces and tabs for white space. You may use '\' to continue lines.
# You can usually identify which hard disks are on your system by
# looking in /proc/ide and in /proc/scsi.
# The word DEVICESCAN will cause any remaining lines in this
# configuration file to be ignored: it tells smartd to scan for all
# ATA and SCSI devices. DEVICESCAN may be followed by any of the
# Directives listed below, which will be applied to all devices that
# are found. Most users should comment out DEVICESCAN and explicitly
# list the devices that they wish to monitor.
DEVICESCAN -m root -M exec /usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner
# Alternative setting to ignore temperature and power-on hours reports
# in syslog.
#DEVICESCAN -I 194 -I 231 -I 9
# Alternative setting to report more useful raw temperature in syslog.
#DEVICESCAN -R 194 -R 231 -I 9
# Alternative setting to report raw temperature changes >= 5 Celsius
# and min/max temperatures.
#DEVICESCAN -I 194 -I 231 -I 9 -W 5
# First (primary) ATA/IDE hard disk. Monitor all attributes, enable
# automatic online data collection, automatic Attribute autosave, and
# start a short self-test every day between 2-3am, and a long self test
# Saturdays between 3-4am.
#/dev/hda -a -o on -S on -s (S/../.././02|L/../../6/03)
# Monitor SMART status, ATA Error Log, Self-test log, and track
# changes in all attributes except for attribute 194
#/dev/hdb -H -l error -l selftest -t -I 194
# Monitor all attributes except normalized Temperature (usually 194),
# but track Temperature changes >= 4 Celsius, report Temperatures
# >= 45 Celsius and changes in Raw value of Reallocated_Sector_Ct (5).
# Send mail on SMART failures or when Temperature is >= 55 Celsius.
#/dev/hdc -a -I 194 -W 4,45,55 -R 5 -m ad...@example.com
# An ATA disk may appear as a SCSI device to the OS. If a SCSI to
# ATA Translation (SAT) layer is between the OS and the device then
# this can be flagged with the '-d sat' option. This situation may
# become common with SATA disks in SAS and FC environments.
# /dev/sda -a -d sat
# A very silent check. Only report SMART health status if it fails
# But send an email in this case
#/dev/hdc -H -C 0 -U 0 -m ad...@example.com
# First two SCSI disks. This will monitor everything that smartd can
# monitor. Start extended self-tests Wednesdays between 6-7pm and
# Sundays between 1-2 am
#/dev/sda -d scsi -s L/../../3/18
#/dev/sdb -d scsi -s L/../../7/01
# Monitor 4 ATA disks connected to a 3ware 6/7/8000 controller which
# the 3w-xxxx driver. Start long self-tests Sundays between 1-2, 2-3, 3-4,
# and 4-5 am.
# NOTE: starting with the Linux 2.6 kernel series, the /dev/sdX interface
# is DEPRECATED. Use the /dev/tweN character device interface instead.
# For example /dev/twe0, /dev/twe1, and so on.
#/dev/sdc -d 3ware,0 -a -s L/../../7/01
#/dev/sdc -d 3ware,1 -a -s L/../../7/02
#/dev/sdc -d 3ware,2 -a -s L/../../7/03
#/dev/sdc -d 3ware,3 -a -s L/../../7/04
# Monitor 2 ATA disks connected to a 3ware 9000 controller which uses
# the 3w-9xxx driver (Linux, FreeBSD). Start long self-tests Tuesdays
# between 1-2 and 3-4 am.
#/dev/twa0 -d 3ware,0 -a -s L/../../2/01
#/dev/twa0 -d 3ware,1 -a -s L/../../2/03
# Same as above for Windows. Option '-d 3ware,N' is not necessary,
# disk (port) number is specified in device name.
# NOTE: On Windows, DEVICESCAN works also for 3ware controllers.
#/dev/hdc,0 -a -s L/../../2/01
#/dev/hdc,1 -a -s L/../../2/03
# Monitor 2 disks connected to the first HP SmartArray controller which
# uses the cciss driver. Start long tests on Sunday nights and short
# self-tests every night and send errors to root
#/dev/cciss/c0d0 -d cciss,0 -a -s (L/../../7/02|S/../.././02) -m root
#/dev/cciss/c0d0 -d cciss,1 -a -s (L/../../7/03|S/../.././03) -m root
# Monitor 3 ATA disks directly connected to a HighPoint RocketRAID. Start long
# self-tests Sundays between 1-2, 2-3, and 3-4 am.
#/dev/sdd -d hpt,1/1 -a -s L/../../7/01
#/dev/sdd -d hpt,1/2 -a -s L/../../7/02
#/dev/sdd -d hpt,1/3 -a -s L/../../7/03
# Monitor 2 ATA disks connected to the same PMPort which connected to the
# HighPoint RocketRAID. Start long self-tests Tuesdays between 1-2 and 3-4 am
#/dev/sdd -d hpt,1/4/1 -a -s L/../../2/01
#/dev/sdd -d hpt,1/4/2 -a -s L/../../2/03
# HERE IS A LIST OF DIRECTIVES FOR THIS CONFIGURATION FILE.
# PLEASE SEE THE smartd.conf MAN PAGE FOR DETAILS
# -d TYPE Set the device type: ata, scsi, marvell, removable, 3ware,N, hpt,L/M/N
# -T TYPE set the tolerance to one of: normal, permissive
# -o VAL Enable/disable automatic offline tests (on/off)
# -S VAL Enable/disable attribute autosave (on/off)
# -n MODE No check. MODE is one of: never, sleep, standby, idle
# -H Monitor SMART Health Status, report if failed
# -l TYPE Monitor SMART log. Type is one of: error, selftest
# -f Monitor for failure of any 'Usage' Attributes
# -m ADD Send warning email to ADD for -H, -l error, -l selftest, and -f
# -M TYPE Modify email warning behavior (see man page)
# -s REGE Start self-test when type/date matches regular expression (see man page)
# -p Report changes in 'Prefailure' Normalized Attributes
# -u Report changes in 'Usage' Normalized Attributes
# -t Equivalent to -p and -u Directives
# -r ID Also report Raw values of Attribute ID with -p, -u or -t
# -R ID Track changes in Attribute ID Raw value with -p, -u or -t
# -i ID Ignore Attribute ID for -f Directive
# -I ID Ignore Attribute ID for -p, -u or -t Directive
# -C ID Report if Current Pending Sector count non-zero
# -U ID Report if Offline Uncorrectable count non-zero
# -W D,I,C Monitor Temperature D)ifference, I)nformal limit, C)ritical limit
# -v N,ST Modifies labeling of Attribute N (see man page)
# -a Default: equivalent to -H -f -t -l error -l selftest -C 197 -U 198
# -F TYPE Use firmware bug workaround. Type is one of: none, samsung
# -P TYPE Drive-specific presets: use, ignore, show, showall
# # Comment: text after a hash sign is ignored
# \ Line continuation character
# Attribute ID is a decimal integer 1 <= ID <= 255
# except for -C and -U, where ID = 0 turns them off.
# All but -d, -m and -M Directives are only implemented for ATA devices
# If the test string DEVICESCAN is the first uncommented text
# then smartd will scan for devices /dev/hd[a-l] and /dev/sd[a-z]
# DEVICESCAN may be followed by any desired Directives.
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